When it comes to major ICC events, India hold a huge advantage over Pakistan, both statistically and psychologically. Be it in the 50-over World Cup or the World Twenty20, Pakistan have never tasted success against India.Â (T20 World Cup: India Can Bounce Back vs Pakistan, says Ravichandran Ashwin)
Ahead of their high-voltage clash in Kolkata on March 19, here are the stats that have defined matches between India and Pakistan. (India vs Pakistan World T20: Hosts Look For Turnaround Against Arch-Rivals)
4 - The number of wins registered by India in the World Twenty20 against Pakistan. They tied their first game in Durban which India won on bowl-out. They secured the 2007 World Twenty20 crown when they won the final by five runs while in the 2012 edition, they defeated them by eight wickets. In their last encounter in the 2014 edition in Dhaka, India won by seven wickets
199 - Number of runs scored by Virat Kohli against Pakistan, the most by any batsman in Twenty20 Internationals from both sides. In his last two games against Pakistan in the World Twenty20, he has scores of 78* and 36*. (Never Felt Threatened in Kolkata, Says Javed Miandad Ahead of India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup Derby)
0 - Number of wins for India against Pakistan in limited-overs matches in Kolkata. This stat will be a delight for all Pakistan fans. The Eden Gardens is a fortress for Pakistan. They have defeated India in all four ODIs from 1987 till 2013.
2 - The most number of fifties scored by a batsman in Twenty20 matches between India and Pakistan. Mohammad Hafeez scored 61 and 55 in the two-match Twenty20 series against Indai in 2012
4 - The most number of wickets taken by a bowler in an innings in Twenty20 clashes between the two teams. Not surprisingly, Pakistan dominate. Mohammad Asif picked up 4/18 in their clash in Durban in 2007 while Umar Gul picked up 4/37 in Ahmedabad in 2012. For India, Hardik Pandya has the best figures of 3/8, which he achieved in the recent Asia Cup clash in Dhaka.
7 - The number of games played by MS Dhoni against Pakistan. He is the only Indian player to feature in all matches against Pakistan. He has 10 dismissals against them, the most from both sides
78 - The highest individual score by a batsman from both teams. Kohli holds that distinction when he achieved that score in the 2012 World Cup encounter in Colombo.